A Thrifty Find: Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint


If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my amazing thrifted find last June that I managed to cram into the back of my small Honda Fit! What I found on Facebook Marketplace was a gem of a desk in Hollywood regency style for $45! It was the perfect project for Fusion Mineral Paint which helped sponsor this project!

The table is solid wood with a wood veneer top, this was discovered as I attempted to strip the high gloss coat. If you have ever tried to use wood stripper on something that isn't really wood, well, it just doesn't work. So I wiped off the stripper and primed the whole desk with a high adhesive primer. I really wanted the paint to stick. Fusion Mineral Paint doesn't need primer for most projects, just a little pre-sand and that is it. But since the top wasn't real wood I wanted to be sure the paint would adhere.

All that was required was two coats of Coal Black hand-painted on with their amazing Staalmeester brush. I sealed the top with a matte poly top coat. The handles were treated with a bit of rub on gold leaf! I am still shopping for a drawer liner to give the inside of the drawers a bit of pretty. It was a real challenge getting good photos as the desk is in the guest room and there isn't a whole lot of room, and our grey days seem never ending. But I LOVE the desk and am so thrilled with the paint and not to mention she was cheap!

Isn't she pretty?









 I have a few more projects using Fusion Mineral Paint, that are complete and one more in the works! Stay tuned!



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